James E. Pepper Decanter Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon 750mL

James E. Pepper Decanter Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon 750mL

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The James E. Pepper Decanter Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon is not just a whiskey; it's a piece of history reborn. In 2023, this exceptional bourbon was re-released, paying homage to a historic bottle produced at the distillery back in 1945. The decanter's design, inspired by the past, beautifully showcases the rich color of the whiskey, a testament to James E. Pepper's meticulous production methods, including a lower barrel entry proof and the selection of the finest cooperage.

Craftsmanship and Heritage: This bourbon represents a unique blend of older stocks and distinct mash bills that include corn, rye, malted barley, and malted rye. It is aged in new toasted and charred barrels made from Kentucky oak, which are air seasoned for a minimum of 18-24 months. This careful process, combined with water sourced from the historic distillery well, contributes to the whiskey's complexity and depth. Distilled and bottled at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery (DSP-KY-5) in Lexington, Kentucky, this bourbon has an average age of 5.5 years and is bottled straight from the barrel, uncut and unfiltered, preserving its purest form.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: The bourbon greets you with aromas of toasted oak and walnuts, setting the stage for a rich sensory experience.
  • Palate: The taste reveals layers of oak and dried dark fruits, intertwined with the sweetness of marzipan, showcasing the whiskey's robust and intricate flavor profile.
  • Finish: The finish is medium-long, leaving a lingering impression of creamy vanilla, citrus peel, and nutmeg, inviting you to savor each sip.

Awards and Accolades: James E. Pepper Decanter Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon has been recognized as "One of the best Bourbons of 2023" and described as "Absolutely delicious... Delicate hazelnut and toffee," earning 94 points from Fred Minnick in his Top 25 American Whiskey Releases in 2023 Top 100 Ranking. Additionally, Astor Wines in NY highlighted that "the whiskies coming of age now are some of the finest from any American Whiskey producer... this Bourbon is arguably the most impressive you will find at this age."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Michael Kammer
James Pepper

Very good every day drinker and incredibly smooth for barrel proof. Nice traditional bourbon flavors packaged in a attractive bottle.

Robert Spaite
sadly it was broken on delivery

I wish I could add something positive . But I'm still waiting on UPS and Barrel Tap to decide who was at fault for delivering an empty Bottle with the seal broken

Barry N Grimm Tina Grimm John Grimm grimm
James E. Pepper

The favor and taste was fantastic. No burn at all!!

Delicious bourbon at the perfect proof point.

I give Barrel Tap 5+ stars.Easy ordering, timely delivery, outstanding packaging and great customer service.I will buy from BT again and give the store my highest recommendation.

Christopher Poggi
Good price. Good service

Was packaged well and came in a reasonable time.